FS-3DT Sonar System Hardware

The FarSounder-500 is a 3D forward looking sonar offering users navigation information out to over 1/4 nautical mile (500 meters) ahead of the vessel.

System Components

The FarSounder-500 system includes:

  • Rugged stainless steel Transducer Module with underwater wet matable connector.
  • Rack mounted Power Module
  • Waterproof connection cable
  • SonaSoft user interface software
  • Marinized bridge computer (optional)

Transducer Elements

The Transducer Module's array face includes 96 receivers with a separate transmitter. These arrays are encapsulated in a rugged urethane designed to provide years of protection to the transducer elements.


Typical installation of the FarSounder-500 includes integrating a Transducer Module fairing into the hull and mounting the Power Module inside the vessel. Check out our installation gallery for examples of installations on various hull types. FarSounder provides complimentary engineering support with advice on hull integration designs and drawing review services. Contact our engineering staff to request a copy of our Installation Design Guide.